Hootenanny Homestead

A Homesteading Journey

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A Little Bit of Throwback Fun

From the Department of Agriculture

Canning Day

An important skill for any homesteader is to be able to preserve the harvest.  I’ve written some about canning in the past, but once again, if you are going to do some canning you’ll want to do it safely.  I would recommend taking a look at the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving .  It has a ton of information on the best way to safely can a large number of different items that you might have grown.
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So There Was An Eclipse

As many of you know there was a solar eclipse that was visible for a large chunk of the United States.  We were not in the path of totality, but we did get to see a partial eclipse.  I know that my photo line up isn’t the greatest ever, but I would like to share with you a series of photos that I look from the Hootenanny Homestead.

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Tis Been a Productive Day

It’s summer time and that means that there is quite a bit to do on the homestead, battle squash bugs and vine bores, harvest potatoes, sell duck eggs and other such wholesome homestead type activities.  It generally means that by the time there is some free time to do some really awesome blogging or practice the fiddle, I’m probably a little bit beat.

I have a bunch of ideas for different posts, I just need to get caught up on getting them written and published.  So, for the time being, I apologize for the low number of articles.  Hopefully, in the not too distant future, there will be a more steady stream of material shared here and we can work on growing the community.

For now, though, I leave you with this picture, I hope you enjoy.


Making Rustic Spaghetti Sauce

So one of the things that I’ve been growing in the garden is tomatoes.  Last year we mostly grew big beefsteak ones, but the majority of what we did with them was can them and make spaghetti sauce.  This year we switched it up some and have more sauce varieties.  Well, they have started to come in and that means there is but one thing to do, make sauce!
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The Week is Over

This week, like most seems to have flown by.  I’m worn out, feels like I only got about half I what I needed to accomplish done and now it might be time to curl up and read with a cup of tea.


I’m Worn Out…But I Made a Bowl

I have plenty to write about…. I’m just busy and tired.  More will be coming, but for now I need a shower and some sleep.  I leave you with this snazzy picture.Copper Bowl

Happy (Belated) Independence Day

So it would seem that my post for yesterday didn’t go up as planned.  We were having a good time as a family, getting some work done and enjoying the bounty of the grill (and some of the bounty of the garden as well).  I hope that all of you got to celebrate Independence day in some form or fashion.  I’ll share a photo and wish you all a good night.


Garden Sunset

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